Join us for a special presentation by Boing Boing founder, Make magazine editor, and Made by Hand author Mark Frauenfelder! In this 45-minute demo, he'll show us how to make yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, and cigar box guitars and amplifiers (check out the one on the book's cover, below!).
July 1 – August 27, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday July 1, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Perry Rubenstein Gallery announces Shred, an exhibition curated by Carlo McCormick, an independent curator and senior editor of Paper magazine, which will feature collage-based works from a diverse group of artists, some who have pioneered collage as fine art and others who are expanding upon the subversive flavor inherent to the medium. Featured are works in myriad media—from simple layered assemblages of newsprint on paper to lively video animations made from cutout paper silhouettes.
Thursday, June 24, 7–9 PM powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn For more information, please call 718.666.3049 RSVP: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
The Seven Year Bitch by Jennifer Belle is a smart and provocative novel about marriage, motherhood, and discovering that the life you have is exactly the one you wanted. In Based Upon Availability, Alix Strauss displays a keen eye for human connection and the universal feelings of longing. Belle and Strauss will appear in conversation to discuss their new books, followed by a book signing.
DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present BRION NUDA ROSCH’s first solo exhibition in New York. Deconstructing or rearranging the commonplace, ROSCH’s collages and sculptural works heighten awareness and jar the viewer out of an object or photograph's sense of embedded context.
Mundane materials such as found book pages, wood, drywall and recycled house paint are slightly or humbly altered. Small adjustments, such as additions or subtractions to found book pages, create seemingly impossible situations. The collaged images create and negate form and content as well as the monumental and un-monumental. A painted stick or block rests on a pedestal, a symbol of importance and a sign that the object is a complete and finished work of art. Contradictions arise and the placement and arrangement of the objects are almost more important than the objects themselves. They are monuments for the everyday and homage to process.
An Object’s Significance Removed is a collection of objects found at 99 Cent stores or rescued from thrift stores. These objects once had significance yet are now devalued or discarded and their possible cultural significance is in question. Collected, gathered, covered in plaster and painted they now exist with an undefined meaning.
I hate shopping for clothes. So when I see something I really like, I really want it (however I'm too frugal to buy it)! My birthday's coming up in a couple months. Someone want to pick up this color-me-bright Jonsi hoodie for me in a size small?! Gee, thanks. You rock!
Exhibition on view: Friday, June 25-Thursday, August 12, 2010
Aperture Foundation, a leading New York-based arts institution dedicated to promoting photography in all its forms, and the Center for Photographic Media and Culture at Parsons The New School for Design, a pioneer in art and design education, have partnered to present States of Flux, a group exhibition of works by Parsons' BFA and MFA students. Join us for the opening reception, Hosted by SNAP! The Aperture Young Patrons' Program.
In conjunction with the Attract Mode videogame culture shop and LA Game
Space, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night, a pre-E3 party putting a
spotlight on Gaijin Games. Gaijin Games is a small indie studio from
Santa Cruz, CA that makes the Bit.Trip series of retro pixelated games
for the Wii. Their work will be projected on the side of the building
and the actual developers will be in attendance to hang out and play
with fans. There will also be Bit.Trip-themed food available at gr/eats.
Night is a new event that will be take place at GR2 every two months.
Each evening will feature a different developer and its games in a
relaxed, community-building setting. Because of the onset of E3, many
members of the videogame industry are expected to attend the inaugural
gathering, which will be a great opportunity for the game-playing public
since most parties related to the Electronic Entertainment Expo are
Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based
magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994,
but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and
galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as
an online equivalent.
Game Night with Gaijin Games Monday,
June 14, 2010, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los
Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276
‘Familiar Strangers’ New work from Yoskay Yamamoto
June 12th – July 3rd 2010 Artist reception: Saturday, June 12th, 7-10p
LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, Familiar Strangers, a solo exhibition from Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto. This will be the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, and will mark his most diverse body of work to date. The show represents a breakthrough in work from Yamamoto containing both painting and sculptural work. The show will reflect a continuation of intimate statements of self-expression that began in his last series of exhibitions.
Yamamoto’s previous exhibition focused on the artists’ external struggles and experiences while Familiar Strangers is inspired by a detachment from one’s inner self and the rediscovery of ones true natureUsing some of his iconic characters, Yamamoto adds new depth including a thematic use of flowers in the work. Flowers have been chosen because according to Yamamoto. ‘…they carry the essence of growth, but also have such a fragile state.’ The cycle of growth, blossoming and decay echo the circular nature of his previous exhibitions.